Technology and Classic Filmmaking Work Well in "Sky Captain"
- Thursday, September 16, 2004
The message of the film is classic good vs. evil, with overtones of the Cold War (despite it’s pre-WWII setting) and strong patriotic flavor. You truly feel as if you’re back in the 1940s, fearing a German invasion. And, just as they did back then, heroes who were willing to sacrifice everything saved the lives of millions. The film thus serves as a testament to bravery, honor and devotion – and to Christian love. All’s certainly well that ends well.
Younger children will be frightened by the warlike violence, but adolescents will enjoy it tremendously. And adults – especially the older generation – will feel like they’ve stepped back in time. In this case, that’s a very good thing.
- Drugs/Alcohol Content: None.
- Language/Profanity: Five mild obscenities and four mild profanities.
- Sexual Content/Nudity: Several references to boyfriend “running/fooling around” on girlfriend, implying relational infidelity, but no sexuality.
- Violence: Multiple shots of battle violence e.g. fighter pilots firing rounds and missiles and dropping bombs; fictional “monster” characters attacking cities and humans; multiple conceptual threats to life e.g. heroes trapped in room of dynamite ready to explode or warding off villains; police officers and other heroes fire guns at attacking enemies; characters engage in hand-to-hand combat.
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